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Crows in flight

Identifier: 1910-36c Koson crows moon

"Two jungle crows (Corvus macrorhynchos) are in flight on a cold, clear night, a full moon in the distance. This work is one of a series of some thirty ō-tanzaku prints published by Watanabe Shōzaburō (1885-1962): they do not have a publisher's seal. This design is reminiscent of a famous shikishiban of 1888 by the artist Shibata Zeshin (1807-91), which illustrates two black crows in flight against a bright orange sky."

Quoted from: Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945 by Amy Reigle Newland, p. 149. This is accompanied by a colored illustration.

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